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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Traditional Fiestas in La Orotava

Corpus Christi Sand Carpet in La Orotava

La Orotava stretches from the north coast to the mountainous interior, and includes the summit of the Teide volcano. Here are the biggest events in the district:

17th January - Fiestas and Romería de San Antonio Abad in La Florida
February/March - Carnival
March/April - Holy Week
June - Corpus Christi - Día de las Alfombras (Day of the Carpets)
June - Romería de San Isidro
29th - 30th November - San Andrés

Procesión del Corpus Christi de La Orotava

Fiestas Orotava

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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